That butter knife ain't gonna stop no bullet! (by johnymutton)
Wow, I love this movie!I have to watch it every time it comes on.Rutger Hauer kicks some major butt as a blind vietnam vet who comes back to society after spending some time with natives who teach him how to fight.Noble Willingham is a good evil character, who happens to be in one of my favorite films "Corn Dog Man."Ok, the acting isn't the greatest from the supporting cast, but who cares?10/10
One great movie! (by Movie Nuttball)
This is one heck of a fighting movie!Rutger Hauer is really good in the film and I feel that he could have made a ton more fighting films just like this!Randall 'Tex' Cobb was awesome as the bad guy!There are a ton of villains in this movie and in My opinion this is one of the best movies were a fighting hero beats up and/or kills every bad guy in the movie!Terry O'Quinn,Noble Willingham,Meg Foster,Rick Overton,Charles Cooper,Shô Kosugi,Jay Pennison,and Tiger Chung Lee were good!In My opinion this is a classic fighting and thrilling action flick that should satisfy even Steven <more>
Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme die hard fans!Very highly recommended!
I bought Blind Fury in a Double VHS with the 1989 The Punisher and I love both films, I enjoyed the action scenes with the samurai sword and I liked the mix of humour thrown in with the character Nick Parker Rutger Hauer , Rutger does a fine job acting blind and a great performance.Nick Parker was blinded in Vietnam and trained by the villagers how to use his sense of hearing and use a samurai sword. He returns home to meet his friend only to find that he's in Reno and when some criminals attack the house he and and his friend Frank's son Bill go to find Frank while encountering <more>
several people out to kill him for saving Frank's son.Blind Fury is a remake of a Japanese film/ TV series and is a great action flick with some humorous scenes.
Classic action film from Rutger Hauer dfferent than "First Blood" but a bad-ass 80's action movie (by NightmareOnElmStreetFan)
Before I even heard about "The Hitcher", "Blade Runner", Wanted: Dead or Alive, "The Blood of Heroes" and "Wedlock" I saw Blind Fury which was my first Rutger Hauer movie. This was my first movie I saw from the actor Rutger Hauer. The actor died 10 days ago July 19, 2019 at age 75 R.I.P. I really miss you I grew up wtaching movies from you. So this review is going to be dedicted to a legendary actor Rutger Hauer that I love. Patrick Swayze, Paul Walker and Rutger Hauer were my idols I grew up with these guys so yea it is my passion to write reviews <more>
about actors and their movies I like. Blind Fury is my second favorite film from Rutger Hauer the first one will be "The Hitcher".Blind Fury is a different action movie than "First Blood" Rutger Hauer plays Nick Parker a Vietnam Vet who was blinded in Vietnam War but after 20 years later he come back to Miami to visit his Vietnam Vet war buddy just like in "First Blood". A group of assassins storm in to Parker's buddy's house and kill Frank Devereaux's ex wife but they miss Nick Parker who is an excellent swordsman and kills 2 assassins, but wounds one. He promise Lynn Devereaux Meg Foster that he will protect her son Billy at all cost Brandon Call so he takes him to Reno, Las Vegas to meet his father, while on the run, a group of mercenaries are after them. An action classic bad-ass movie one of Rutger hauer's best movies, great excellent performence by Rutger Hauer.I love Rutger Hauer's character Nick Parker a Vietnam Vet and an expert swordsman diffrent than my action hero John Rambo Sylvester Stallone . Yes I love Rutger's character Nick Randall from Wanted: Dead or Alive and I love him in this movie. I love him as John Ryder in The Hitcher. Blind Fury, Wanted: Dead or Alive and The Hitcher does not get a proper Blu-ray and it is also not talk about it that much today. To me this is a an action classic.Good story, it has humor, non stop action, great sword fights. Excellent 80's action movie, they don't make like this anymore.I like the cast which they all do a great job: Nick Cassavetes and Rick Overton who both playes two cowboy brothers Lyle and Tector Pike who are after Nick and Billy. You have Randall 'Tex' Cobb from Uncommon Valor and he made a countless movies, jhe is excellent as the bad guy.. I love Randall 'Tex' Cobb's character Slag he is an assassin with a shotgun Smith & Wesson 3000. Or with a hand gun Desert Eagle MK firing on Nick. I love the cornfield sequence a group of mercenaries try to kill Nick but he kills them with his sword. He stabas to pices Slag but it turns out he is alive he wears a bulletproof vest. I love the sword fight in mountain penthous in which Nick slice all MacCready's men. We have Sho Kosugi in this movie I love the sword fight on the end between Sho Kosugi and Rutger Hauer - excellent choreographed sword fight. Excellent performence from Lisa Blount as Annie Winchester she was also in Prince of Darkness.Great performence from Noble Willingham as the bad guy Claude MacCready. 2 years laster he played another bad guy Sheldon Marcone in Tony Scott's The Last Boy Scout. Noble Willingham was also in Walker, Texas Ranger as C.D. Parker.Great action sequences, Great directon by Philip Noyce who directed excellent thsi action movie. I love the music score and the humor, I am glad the movie is not dark. In my view it is an action classic R.I.P. Rutger Hauer, Noble Willingham and Lisa Blount you are all missed. I really miss those actors so much I grew up watching them on big screen. "Blind Fury" is a good bad-ass action movie dosen't deserve the hate, but deserves a cult status.
One thumb,way up on this one. I have seen this movie several times, and it's always fun to watch. Hauer adds a calm awareness that is rarely acted when playing a Blind person's role. He does it with facial expressions rather than just response to external stimuli. A marvelous acting effort, with a comedic element that makes the character and the movie. Underrated filmography in depth and line of sight for moving and still scenes.Jumps on you at the beginning and has a satisfying finish with tie-in to running device.I recommend this movie highly even for the hop and chop scene. One of <more>
my favorite "swordsplay" movies along with it's precursor THE BLIND SWORDSMAN"S CANE SWORD Japanese, 1967 with subtitles , who also tied in to a running device at the finish.And you wonder what Quentin Tarentino was watching, eh? Two movies which must have influenced him
Not As Good As I Remember, But Still.......... (by underfire35)
BLIND FURY is one of those guilty pleasure films. The late Chicago film critic Gene Siskel cited it as such during a broadcast of the show he co-hosted with Roger Ebert several years ago. It is not a great film, but has real moments of warmth and humor that are hard to ignore. It's difficult to explain, but what could have been just another vapid action film, is fleshed out by good performances, a self effacing sense of humor, and solid direction.During the opening credits, we meet Nick Parker Rutger Hauer . Having been blinded during a firefight in Viet Nam, he is taken in by a local <more>
hamlet and nursed back to health. The villagers also teach Nick the art of the sword, we get several scenes of his progress in which he becomes a master. Jump ahead twenty years, as Nick wanders down a country road, walking stick in hand. He is on his way to visit an old friend from the war. After a silly scene involving switched hot sauce, Nick arrives to find that his friend, Frank Devereaux Terry O'Quinn does not live there anymore, having left for Reno. Well, Nick meets Frank's wife and son Billy Brandon Call . Enter Slag the Randall 'Tex' Cobb , who has come to kidnap Frank's son, to force Frank into making designer drugs, so that an evil Reno casino owner can pay off his debts. Anyway, after a especially violent debacle, Nick is sworn to protect Billy, and off they go to Reno to rescue Frank.Admittedly, BLIND FURY is plot heavy, and a lesser film would have sunk under the weight. But the film never gets overly involved with the story, never really takes it to seriously. This is director Phillip Noyce's follow up to DEAD CALM, a tense thriller that put him on the map he would go on to helm PATRIOT GAMES, SLIVER, THE SAINT . It is a campy ode to samurai pictures and westerns, war movies and ninja chop-em-ups. Noyce sets the right tone and keeps the action moving. Observe the scene, near the end of the film: there is a tense moment when Billy throws a sword to Nick. The sword sails in the air, in slow motion, the music builds and the sword slips right through Nick's hands. It is a wonderfully funny moment. Another important aspect is the character of Nick Parker. As played by Rutger Hauer, Nick is a simple man, not a super hero. He reacts through instinct to the situations he finds himself in, and uses mostly evasive techniques similar to Jackie Chan , to defend himself. Hauer does a good job blending the realities of blindness with the Hollywood clichés, which makes scenes in which he drives down one-way streets, and the like, very entertaining. The film makers also keep the violence in a backlit, comic book style, never becoming overtly graphic the antithesis of something like KILL BILL, where the characters dance through geysers of arterial spray . BLIND FURY is an enigma, it is not wacky enough to be considered cult, it does not deal with important subject matter, yet it is still somehow affecting. It will be cast into the discount bins at your local mall, left to languish in obscurity. But for those who will give it a chance, you may be surprised by this standard action fare raised to a higher level by a talented cast and crew. 8/10.
Funny and exciting popcorn action movie (by withnail-4)
This movie gets a thumbs up from me, not because it is a GREAT FILM, but because, when you put it next to similar movies--Chuck Norris or steven Segal movies-- it is superior. the action sequences are tightly directed and exciting. the humor works. but most important, Rutger Hauer is the main character. When is everybody going to figure out that this guy is a great actor? He is always natural, can be funny, pathetic, intense, anything. He's truly on the level of,say, Gene Hackman, he just can't seem to get into many A-level projects.Blind Fury is a funny-exciting-goofy type of action <more>
film, kind of like a Jackie Chan film, and Hauer's presence raises the whole thing an extra level.
I always like a good Rutger Hauer movie. I wish he got more roles though in mainstream films. This one is a rather fun flick to watch though. It is about a man blinded in Vietnam, he was found by villagers of a remote village and trained to use a sword. Flash forward, as the blind man is looking for an old buddy and goes to the buddies ex wife's house. While there these people looking to capture the buddy's son kill her. Hauer takes the boy and goes across country to find the father. While on his journey the killers are pursuing them as they are looking for the kid so they can get the <more>
dad to make some designer drugs for them. Not only does this one have action, but there is a lot of comedy too. As long as you don't take this one to seriously, this one is fun to watch. I especially like the two idiot brothers who work for the bad guys.